Friday, 25 May 2012

Lois + Richard's Beachside Engagement

On days like this I have to pinch myself when I think of this as a job!

I met Lois and Richard in West Mersea for a walk along the beach in the blazing sun. We felt like we were on holiday and lapped up the rays as we spoke about their upcoming wedding in August.

Here is a sneak peek from their shoot, you'd never know we were in Mersea!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Hylands Park Family Shoot.

Friday morning saw me heading off to Hylands Park to meet with Liz, Matt and Amelia for a family shoot in beautiful surroundings. Amelia was a lucky girl as both of her Nanna's (one visiting from Canada!) came along for some photo's too.

I'm excited to show you more from this shoot, as despite Amelia getting a little bit tired and confused from all of our attention we captured some gorgeous photos for her family to treasure.

Here is their sneak peek to tide you over. 

Natalie + Wesley's Sneak Peek

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Natalie and Wesley. I've known these two for many years now and so to be involved in their wedding day was just an honour really. They're off to Mexico tomorrow for their honeymoon so I thought I should get their sneak peek up this morning!

Thank you so much for inviting me along to share your big day, It was lovely to be among so many friends and your families. Thanks also to Lauren for being a brilliant assistant as well.x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Nathalie + Matt - Sneak Peek!

This morning I met up with Nathalie and Matthew for their engagement shoot in Wivenhoe. We lucked out with the weather and it felt like a summers day (at last!).

We took a walk alongside the quay, and it was hard to choose a sneak peek, from such a great selection. I'll be posting the full shoot for you to see soon, however here is a preview for now...

Looking forward to the wedding day already!!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Anna + Adrian - Sneak Peek!

Yesterday I met with Anna and Adrian who have booked me to photograph their wedding in North Norfolk in July. Due to April's bad weather we had to re-schedule this session and luckily it stayed dry until we were in the car on the way home!

I'm so excited to photograph this wedding, Anna describes it as 'Rustic Romance' and with it taking place on her family's farmland, I can see this is going to be a very intimate and heartfelt day. To tide them over until the rest of their pictures are ready to see I just wanted to get a sneak peek up.


Friday, 4 May 2012

A Peek into My World.

Today I thought I'd give all a little glimpse into my day to day life, by giving you a tour (a very short tour!) of my office space at home. 

This is where I spend my days when I'm not out shooting, editing weddings, responding to enquiries and just generally working on my business. I'm quite lucky that we have a spare room, that was being used for nothing but junk before I decided to take over it.

As you can see it is very white! I decided that I wanted it that way in order to bring some colour in with accessories. That way it wasn't stuck to a particular colour scheme and I could change as and when I wanted to.

You may notice that I'm working just from a Macbook Pro! It's connected to a few hard-drives which you can't see but I hope at the start of next year to upgrade to a iMac, with a bigger screen for editing. The Macbook has served me very well though.

I made these memo boards myself from cork tiles, fabric and two large ikea frames after searching everywhere for something similar! I just didn't like the idea of a regular old ugly corkboard on my wall. I use them for collecting pose inspiration from magazines and catalogues and pinning up the cards I receive from all my lovely clients. One also holds an envelope containing my 101 in 1001 list, so its always there in front of me to keep me motivated!

My shelves house some of my photo-booth props, and a couple of sample products and ornaments that I use when visiting clients or exhibiting at fairs. At the moment I also have a jar with two roses and a gorgeous peony from Claire at Lily and May, from our styled shoot at the start of the week! They are certainly filling the air with a lovely scent.

Hope you enjoyed a little peek into my office space!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Woodland Wedding - Sneak Peek!

Another sneak peek for you all today! This time from a styled shoot I photographed on Monday with a very talented group of creative ladies. Our original woodland location was abandoned as we predicted that we may be suffering from bad weather on the day, but actually our last minute location couldn't have been more perfect.

There's more to come from this shoot very soon, but to tide all those involved over I just wanted to get a sneak peek up!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A May Day Wedding - Sneak Peek

Nikki and Antony got married this afternoon at the gorgeous Mulberry House in High Ongar Essex. These two were very clearly in love and opted for a completely personally written ceremony with a tree blessing in the grounds. Luckily, the weather held out for us too!

I can't wait to tell you more and show you the shots from today, but in the meantime I wanted to post a quick sneak peek for you to see.